Girls’ basketball notebook: McNamara shows its growth with a packed gym and a McDonald’s All-American

Jakia Brown-Turner became the first McNamara player named to the McDonald’s all-American game.
Jakia Brown-Turner became the first McNamara player named to the McDonald’s all-American game.

Even if it didn't provide the momentous win they were hoping for, this past week served as a testament to the power and growth of the Bishop McNamara girls' basketball program.

On Tuesday, the Mustangs played in one of the most anticipated local matchups of the year. hosting No. 2 St. John's. Fans, media and college coaches packed the school's gym an hour before tip-off, waiting to see whether McNamara, which had risen to the top of local and national polls, could capture an era-defining win over the defending WCAC champions.

 

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